In the U. S. alone, over one million horses suffer from laminitis annually. The pain and distress of an acutely laminitic horse is a very difficult thing to witness. When you care about your horse every hour seems like an eternity.
Equine Cushing's Disease
Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction
Once thought to be a death sentence, horses with Equine Cushing's disease/PPID can live long, healthy, and useful lives.
Insulin Resistance can arise in response to other disorders, diseases or challenges, but in non-PPID horses the vast majority of IR horses are not "diseased".
Reports From the FieldI was "in the dark" when my first horse had PPID about thirty years ago. Thanks ECIR! I am not "in the dark" anymore. Now I have a highly IR mare that is thriving because of your knowledge and dedication to education. She would not be alive without you. My learning curve has been steep and it's a good feeling to not feel "out of control". Grateful every day!
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